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A snapshot of Vera on Moray Street

During the late 1880s and early 1900s, New Farm, and especially the area around Moray Street, was the place to be—a sort of semi-rural retreat for politicians, lawyers, wealthy merchants, and property speculators.

Of the many fine residences that once graced leafy Moray Street in those days, only a handful have survived including the recently restored […]

2017-10-21T13:48:30+10:00

Story Bridge

This article draws on the excellent history by Michael Moy, Story Bridge: Idea to Icon, as well as articles and information.

This fine structure is an icon for many New Farm residents as well as Brisbane and Queensland people. In 1926 the new Brisbane City Council recommended the building of a bridge linking Kangaroo Point to […]

2017-09-01T17:26:12+10:00

Marchant Bros: Paper Bag Manufacturers and Paper Merchants

1888 – Grandfather Marchant joined Mr. J 0’Brien in setting up a paper bag manufacturing business. It opened in Roma Street and later moved to the corner of Barry Parade and Gipps Street, Fortitude Valley. This business was named O’Brien and Marchant.

1923 – William Marchant retired and established his two sons, John Scott Marchant and […]

2017-09-01T14:40:28+10:00

Wool Valuing: Brief Memories of Eric Hauff, Wool Valuer and Auctioneer

In the forties, when I commenced work at “Primaries” there were nine wool brokers, or stock and station agents operating in Queensland:

Australian Estates
A.M.L & F (Australian Mercantile, Land & Finance)
Dalgetys
Fenwicks
Goldsbrough Mort
New Zealand Loan
Mactaggarts
Moreheads
Primaries (The Queensland Primary Producers’ Association)
Winchcombe Carson

Of the above agents, “Primaries” handled over one-quarter of the Queensland wool clip.

Wool was received into the […]

2017-09-01T14:22:49+10:00